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Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 530, can now be purchased for just £29.95 as a pay-as-you-go upgrade, or for £49.95 with a new pay-as-you-go SIM, plus a mandatory one-off £10 top-up.
Microsoft Garage has launched some experimental and innovative consumer-oriented applications on its website for various platforms developed by enthusiasts within the company.
PhotoMath, a camera-based app on Windows Phone and iOS, utilizes photo recognition to instantly display the results of almost any mathematical expression you point your phone at.
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Skype for Windows Phone has received a fairly major update that adds Drawing which lets users send doodles to their friends, HD screen support, speed improvements and new options for signing in.
Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95 - the latest examples of a new brand launching its first Windows devices.
From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.
Microsoft's personal assistant is improving at an incredible rate. The latest update to Cortana brings new contextual app suggestions, evening glance, flight info and more.
An update for a system app is causing some Lumia Windows Phone to display the wrong firmware version. Unfortunately, it's just a bug and the real firmware hasn't been released just yet.
A report from the Economic Times of India quoted a OnePlus executive as saying that the company was "looking into" launching a Windows Phone - but OnePlus has denied that it has any plans to do so.
Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 735 - its new 4G Windows Phone for the selfie-obsessed - a few weeks ago. Ahead of our full review, we look at some highlights of what the affordable handset has to offer.
As predicted last week, Highscreen has become the latest brand to join the Windows Phone platform, unveiling two new handsets - the WinJoy and WinWin - which will both go on sale for under $100.
According to a new interview the Android manufacturer, OnePlus is in talks with Microsoft with an eye on adopting Windows Phone for at least one of their devices but nothing's been settled just yet.
Skype Qik, a new video messaging app from Microsoft, is available to download for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, giving users a quick way to share short videos in groups.
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From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Verizon's support staff mentioned that the Lumia Icon is being retired by the company. If this is true it means a top of the line Windows Phone is being retired after less than a year on the market.
Microsoft is pushing out small updates to many of its MSN Apps as well as the Windows Phone Store itself which now features a redesigned featured app section. Most of these updates are automatic.
Microsoft has pushed out an update for OneDrive on iOS that brings with it a couple new features like TouchID support and for those of you on Windows Phone, new updates are coming soon for you too.
Previously exclusive to Android, Google's News & Weather app is now available on iOS, offering content from 65,000 publications around the world - but don't expect it on Windows Phone any time soon.
Emails have been sent out to some who signed up to the Office Pre-Release Program, informing these lucky few that they are now in a 'holding pattern' waiting to be offered programs for beta testing.
Highscreen will reportedly launch its first Windows Phone a week from today, priced at around $100, including a front-facing camera, auto-focus rear camera, and a large battery.
Carphone Warehouse says it will offer exclusive colour variants of Microsoft's handsets, including the Lumia 530, 630 and 635 in yellow; and the new Lumia 735 4G 'selfie phone' in 'brilliant blue'.
The latest update to Microsoft's digital assistant has taught her how to flip a coin and roll some dice. Cortana can now help users take decisions when they're not sure what they want.
From the Tetris movie and Lumia launches, to product problems, the OnePlus Two, low-cost Windows devices, Windows 10, and the Borg, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
The Lumia 830, Microsoft's "affordable flagship" phone that combines high-end specs with a decent price tag is now available for purchase in the UK at most major retailers and carriers.
Microsoft has been having a bit of fun with Cortana, the company's digital 'personal assistant' this week, adding a couple of features that it hopes will amuse and delight fans of Star Trek.
The Facebook Beta app on Windows Phone has been updated with the ability to edit comments, video upload support, and many other improvements to tagging, performance and more.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will launch Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 530 later this month, priced at $79.20 - but the device will also be available via Best Buy and Microsoft Stores from October 5.
Cricket Wireless will be the first US carrier to offer Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone ever, the Lumia 530, and when it goes on sale tomorrow, it will cost just $49.99 with no contract.
Microsoft's new 4G Windows Phone, the Lumia 735, is now on sale in Ireland, Malaysia, Australia and in the UK, where it can be purchased off-contract from £199, or free on contracts from £17 a month.
Talking about the new licensing model Microsoft has implemented, Terry Myerson explained that it has been a success with 50 new partners signing up to build tablets and Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft's Lumia 830 - which the company refers to as "the first affordable flagship" - will go on sale this week, featuring a 5-inch HD display, 10MP PureView camera, and a thin and light body.
Taking a look at the latest report we see that Windows Phone is still strong in the low-end of the market with the recently launched Lumia 630 model doing well across the board.
Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
From bendy iPhones and the iOS mess, to Xbox One, Galaxy Notes, the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet ever and The Fappening (Pt II), we look back at highlights from this week's top news on Neowin.
We known this was coming for a while now but according to the latest reports Bing apps will be rebranded under the MSN moniker starting next week alongside the launch of the new MSN.com website.
If you're running a preview version of Windows Phone on Lumia hardware you might want to press the 'check for updates' button as many devices around the world are getting the Cyan firmware update.
Better late than never, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform picks up the important news aggregate app Flipboard and is now available for download.
Karbonn Mobiles is the latest brand to join the Windows Phone platform, as its Titanium Wind W4 goes on sale in India for Rs.5,999, with three colour options, front and rear cameras and a 4in display.
A Nokia executive has said that the company is scaling back - but not completely ending - its development work on HERE Maps for Windows Phone, as it now plans to focus its efforts on Android and iOS.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone commercial that once again shows how Cortana is better than Siri and also highlights the recently launched Lumia 635 Windows Phone too.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest Windows Phone developer preview update, which includes support for HTC devices - and the Cyan update will be expanding to more Lumia handsets from today.
Microsoft is building Cortana in to Windows 9 and the thinking behind this move is profound, as the company hopes to use the digital assistant to nudge more users towards its mobile platform.
Microsoft's Lumia 735 - known also as the 'selfie phone', due to its impressive front-facing camera - will go on sale in the UK next week, with Cortana support and the latest Denim firmware on board.
Microsoft has published a new page that will help keep you updated on Cortana's new features which will be helpful considering how quickly updates are being pushed out for the platform.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore posted on Twitter that they are hoping to push out an updated for those of you who participate in the preview program that will address several issues including HTC support.
Microsoft is now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - though not the Lumia Denim firmware - to its Lumia 930. Among other things, the update will enable Cortana on the device in the UK and China.